Genealogy in Castiglione Messer Marino

If you know (or you think) that your ancestors were from Castiglione Messer Marino, you could find info about your Italian family at Registrar of Vital Statistics in the City Office or at the parishes.

Registry offices in Abruzzo and in Chieti province were established in early 1800: it means that you could find information in Castiglione Messer Marino registrar as of that date.

So, if your ancestors were in Castiglione Messer Marino in the nineteenth or twentieth century, then you could try to contact the City Office of Castiglione Messer Marino to know more.

Would you like to know if any distant relatives live in Castiglione Messer Marino?

Check how many people with the same surname live today in Castiglione Messer Marino


Before to start your genealogy research in Castiglione Messer Marino, we suggest you to read our tips for your search . They are useful to search in Abruzzo and in Castiglione Messer Marino too.

In the next picture you can see the demographic trends in Castiglione Messer Marino from the Italian Unification (1861).

It could be important to know if the last name you are investigating is a frequent surname in Castiglione Messer Marino. As more your surname is common in Castiglione Messer Marino, as more it could be difficult to find the right info about your ancestors in Castiglione Messer Marino archives if you have not exact dates.
It could be useful for you to know that some of the most common surnames in Chieti province are:
Angelucci, Bruno, Cinalli, Costantini, D’Alessandro, D’Amico, D’Angelo, De Luca, Di Biase, Di Carlo, Di Crescenzo, Di Francesco, Di Giacomo, Di Marco, Di Martino, Di Matteo, Di Nardo, Di Paolo, Di Pietro, Di Prinzio, Di Renzo, Di Santo, Di Stefano, Di Tullio, Di Virgilio, D’Orazio, Esposito, Ferrante, Iezzi, Luciani, Mammarella, Mancini, Marino, Martelli, Menna, Natale, Paolini, Paolucci, Pasquini, Piccirilli, Ranieri, Ricci, Rossi, Salvatore, Tenaglia, Travaglini, Tucci, Zappacosta.

Church archives in Chieti province may instead contain even older information, but they are far less accessible from abroad (and almost impossible by email).
Then,parishes send information not easily.

If you have the opportunity to visit Castiglione Messer Marino and Chieti province, you could plan to investigate churches’ archives by yourself, but from abroad is very difficult to obtain any result unless you find a reliable local help.

Another important source of information is the “Archivio di Stato” (National archive) in L’Aquila.

In any case, never give up! Probably the distance from your country and Italy, some difficulties in understanding and in translation, could complicate your search but this should not discourage you.

It’s important to plan your activities to carry on with simple goals (eg. search for a single date of birth, the name of an ancestor, the date of a marriage, etc.)

If you want to discuss with other people interested in genealogy research in Castiglione Messer Marino, or if you have questions regarding your family in Castiglione Messer Marino, just leave a message below

If your research is in a dead end and you need some professional advices from skilled and reliable Italian genealogists write to our expert in Castiglione Messer Marino area will reply to you

1 Comment

  1. nancy says:

    Can you tell me if the surname Giancaterino (a,i) is found in Castiglione Messer Marino. I am looking for the birth of Francesco Giancaterina about 1893 but all I know is Castiglione. Thank you for any help you can give me.

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